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  • Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?

    Do parents let school districts off the hook by paying for basics?
    How do you make schools better, so they produce armies of working taxpayers who keep the republic afloat? There's little agreement, as Tuesday's court decision on California's teacher tenure rules proved again. L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy applauded...
  • L.A. Unified bond oversight panel wants iPad critic reappointed

    L.A. Unified bond oversight panel wants iPad critic reappointed
    The committee that oversees school bond spending in Los Angeles has called for the reinstatement of iPad project critic Stuart Magruder. Magruder surrendered his seat last week after the L.A. Board of Education refused to reappoint him to a second two-...
  • Why would anyone want to be a teacher?

    Why would anyone want to be a teacher?
    The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge's decision on teacher tenure does not surprise me. Having taught for 30 years in Los Angeles schools, I have seen education deteriorate almost on a daily basis, not because of bad teachers but because of...
  • School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks

    School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks
    A last-minute proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown to limit the amount of money school districts can keep in their reserve accounts triggered an angry response in the closing days of budget negotiations. “I think it’s stupid," said Megan Reilly,...
  • Who really won the tenure case?

    Re “Vergara is a win for students,” Opinion, June 11 No tenure. No seniority. Lower salaries because of furloughs. Larger classes. Endangered  pensions. Evaluations based on unreliable test scores. Such are the conditions that Los Angeles...
  • L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy

    L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy
    In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons. Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
  • L.A. Unified board refuses to reappoint member of oversight panel

    L.A. Unified board refuses to reappoint member of oversight panel
    The Los Angeles Board of Education this week acted against a critic of its controversial iPad program by refusing to reappoint him to a key review panel, the latest of several actions that could limit scrutiny of the project. On Tuesday, a board...
  • L.A. Unified School District doesn't need more iPad yes men

    L.A. Unified School District doesn't need more iPad yes men
    The Los Angeles Unified School District needs more independent-minded people who question its initiatives, not fewer. The school board made a mistake with its refusal to reappoint a member of the Bond Oversight Committee who had opposed the use of bond...
  • When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely

     When the L.A. Unified watchdog watches too closely
    If Stuart Magruder knew how to play the game, he might still have his volunteer watchdog job today. But he just had to speak up. The arrogance, the temerity, the insolence. How dare he challenge the leadership of the Los Angeles Unified School District?...
  • Better teachers, but how exactly?

    To the editor: While L.A. Unified School District Supt. John Deasy celebrates expanded powers to fire teachers, Jack Schneider's Op-Ed article (“Firing teachers won't fix education” Opinion, June 12) lays out the real picture. Given that...
  • LAUSD board agrees on testing alternative laptops

    LAUSD board agrees on testing alternative laptops
    With minimal discussion, Los Angeles school officials this week authorized contracts for the purchase of six different laptop computers to determine which device and curriculum works best for high school students. The approach is a marked contrast to...